The opioid crisis has been taking lives and destroying families for too long now, and the threat of illegally sold prescription drugs only continues to rise. Out of all the enthralling documentaries and docuseries available on matters revolving around this heinous issue, The Pharmacist is one story of loss, addiction, and a savage misuse of a medical license that anyone interested in the subject matter should definitely see.
The well-crafted Netflix docuseries The Pharmacist follows a small-town pharmacist named Dan Schniederwho lost his son in a drug-related shooting. When the police couldn’t give him answers, he took matters into his own hands. After noticing many healthy-looking young people filling high-dose scripts for OxyContin, he soon realizes the problem is much bigger than he initially thought.
Long before the awful opioid crisis was a major issue, Schneider was already mounting a fight against Big Pharma. His mission was simple, not letting any other parents lose their children from this drug or any chaos relating to the illegal sale of it on the streets.
The Pharmacist has impressive scores on Rotten Tomatoes, and each of the show’s four enthralling episodes, running from 41-60 minutes in length, are available to stream now on Netflix.